How many baby Banana pipistrelles are in a litter?
A Banana pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nanus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 75 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Pipistrellus). An adult Banana pipistrelle grows up to a size of 4.5 cm (0′ 2″).
To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.
The banana pipistrelle (Neoromicia nana) is a species of vesper bat found throughout much of Africa. It was previously known as Pipistrellus nanus, but genetic analysis has since shown it to be more closely related to other species in the genus Neoromicia.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Banana pipistrelle is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Tricolored bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Greater bamboo bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Least pipistrelle with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Robust yellow bat raching a size of 15.2 cm (0′ 6″)
- Little yellow bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Eastern broad-nosed bat weighting only 11 grams
- Natal long-fingered bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Nut-colored yellow bat weighting only 30 grams
- Mexican big-eared bat weighting only 7 grams
- Arabian pipistrelle weighting only 3 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Banana pipistrelle
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Western mastiff bat
- Unadorned rock-wallaby
- Eastern lesser bamboo lemur
- Black lemur
- Black duiker
- Shining thicket rat
- Fin whale
- Goldman’s woodrat
Animals with the same weight as a Banana pipistrelle
What other animals weight around 3 grams (0.01 lbs)?
- Whitehead’s woolly bat weighting 3 grams
- Heller’s pipistrelle weighting 3 grams
- Least shrew tenrec weighting 3 grams
- Angulate pipistrelle weighting 3 grams
- Spurrell’s woolly bat weighting 3 grams
- Thomas’s sac-winged bat weighting 3 grams
- Tiny yellow bat weighting 3 grams
- Preble’s shrew weighting 3 grams
- Long-tailed shrew weighting 3 grams
- Bahaman funnel-eared bat weighting 3 grams